This winter I've been making rainbows!
I love the simplicity of these baby blankets
that are very quickly finished. I have chosen 7 shades
to make a rainbow, with a contrasting background colour
and made 7 different versions so far! They have been
so popular on
that I thought I'd make a permanent record
of the colour recipes here for you!
Of course in true Patchwork Heart fashion
there's been a lot of mug matching going on as you can see here!
I've been playing with colour recipes for girls,
colour recipes for boys, neutrals that should suit all tastes,
pastels, brights and more muted tones,
so I'm hoping there will be something here to please all!
If you are new to crochet
then a granny square baby blanket is a perfect beginners project.
You can follow my
and learn how I make my blankets so perfectly square!
When you've completed the square to the size that you want add a
and bingo your blanket complete!
All the blankets are made in
and I have used a 3.5mm hook
(but you need to use whatever suits your tension.
The recommended size on the ball band is 4mm).
You need 2 balls of the background colour
and small amounts of the 7 colours.
My blankets are approximately 60cm square.
You can now find these rainbow baby blankets for sale in my Etsy shop!
Here are the colour recipes underneath each photo:
1. Lipstick, spice, saffron, pistachio, aster, plum and magenta
on a parchment background.
2. Fondant, shrimp, citron, pistachio, aspen, bluebell and wisteria
on a soft peach background.
3. Candyfloss, apricot, lemon, spring green, sherbet, wisteria and clematis
on a white background.
4. Pomegranate,blush, saffron, pistachio, aspen, wisteria and magenta
on a cream background.
5. Lipstick, spice, saffron, kelly green, aster, plum and magenta
on a grey background.
6. Claret, tomato, mustard, kelly green, turquoise, plum and magenta
on a petrol (blue) background
Here is a collage
to help you compare and choose which to make.
I definitely have a passion for crocheting rainbows,
now my hook has turned to spotty blankets!
Keep watching this spring for more spotty creations
and more colour recipes to entice you!
7. Claret. tomato, mustard cypress, storm blue and grape
on a teal background
is such a wonderful tool for us crochet addicts
with a colour palette of over 80 shades to choose from!
I am delighted to announce
that soon some of these colour recipes will be available in my
Do remember to share your makes in the
I love to see what my makes have inspired you to do!
I wish you all lots of colourful hours crocheting rainbows
x x x